Musee de la Grande Guerre, Meaux

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An impressive collection of 50,000 objects at Musee de la Grande Guerre tells the story of the World War I, as well as its impact on society as a whole. Everyday objects, like first aid kits and stoves from the private collection of World War I expert Jean-Pierre Verne tell the story of past hardship. Innovative technology allows you to immerse all of your senses into the first World War with visual frescoes, hands-on objects, olfactory presentations, and ambient sounds. Whether you're most interested in tactics and strategy, daily life in the trenches, women's role in the war, or some other facet, you'll likely find a theme-based exhibit to explore. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Musee de la Grande Guerre by using our Meaux holiday planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Entrance for pedestrians not reported, maybe she didn't get many, the load will be almost entirely with organised trips and bus. Free route, without a clearly defined theme. A bit distracting, you have the feeling of not knowing where to go. right? The left? Come in? Bah ... Anyway, very interesting exhibition, curated, filled with memorabilia of the period. Recommended for families with children aged 10 years and over.
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  • August 13, 2017
    the visit is wonderful, the good comments and understandable but it is very cold, the air conditioning is broken and it tightened itself believed in winter, it was warmer outside it was 19 degrees in the middle of August, there were so cold that many people came out and we cut our visit short! not a good example for our dear furry!
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  • August 11, 2017
    Visited on a Friday w/ kids (6&8). They were given a booklet to fill out during the visit. The expo itself is pretty rich in artifacts and structured by themes. Explanations are in French & English. M...  more »
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  • April 16, 2017
    Superbly done!! An impressive collection of historic artifacts surrounding the Great War. It was very apparent that a lot of thought went into how to present the story of the war along side of the artifacts that reside in this great collection. They have a superb display of mechanized vehicles such as trucks and air planes as well a Renault FT, many of which are only seen in old black and white war films of the times. There is even a Parisian taxi that shuttled troops to the front in September, 1914. Another impressive part of the collection was the uniforms from many of the different military's that participated in the war from around the world. Not to spoil it to the reader, this is a well put together collection and definitely worth the visit. While there, take some time to visit the old town center of Meaux with its medieval rampart walls that surround the Cathedral there.
  • July 6, 2017
    Excellent museum, very quiet, allow a few hours to look around
  • August 20, 2017
    one of the two best museums about WW1 in france
  • June 17, 2017
    Really enjoyable, but it is missing a little something
  • August 7, 2016
    Superb introduction to World War 1. Starting in 1870, this museum does a wonderful job of introducing people to the background and effects of the war; both at home and at the fronts.

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